Hot weather continues to hit China. Liberty Times reported that the temperature rose again in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province. 

According to Accu weather, on Aug 21, the temperature in Hangzhou reached 39 degrees Celsius (102.2°F), but the feel-like temperature is 45 degrees Celsius, and the air quality is poor.

The scorching heat caused the road surface temperature to reach 60 degrees Celsius, making snakes die of heatstroke.

A netizen uploaded a photo of a snake lying with his mouth open in a state that looked like it was dead. This netizen said that snakes under hot weather all catch the heat and lie motionless like that.

Jiang Zhi, a manager of Hangzhou Zoo, said that the snake in the picture shared by netizens is a non-venomous snake that is common in Hangzhou.

Jiang added that snakes are called cold-blooded animals because they are more suitable for environmental temperatures from 25 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius.

Jiang said that when snakes crawl through surfaces with temperatures up to 50 to 60 degrees Celsius, it only takes a few minutes for the snake’s respiratory system to be attacked by the high temperature. When they feel a lack of oxygen, it opens its mouth.

He shared that basically, a snake crawling on the hot ground would only take one or two minutes for it to die.

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